17 Oct '12, 3pm

The Purpose of National Security Policy, Declassified

The most fundamental purpose of national security policy is not to keep the nation safe from physical attack but to defend the constitutional order. At least, that is what President Reagan wrote in a Top Secret 1986 directive. “The primary objective of U.S. foreign and security policy is to protect the integrity of our democratic institutions and promote a peaceful global environment in which they can thrive,” President Reagan wrote in National Security Decision Directive 238 on “Basic National Security Strategy,” which was partially declassified in 2005. In a list of national security objectives, the directive does note the imperative “to protect the United States… from military, paramilitary, or terrorist attack.” But that is not the primary objective, according to the Reagan directive . Defense of the Constitution evidently takes precedence. The first purpose of nationa...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/10/nsdd_238.html

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